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DNA

The Bible and a few good friends can change a lot.

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DNAs are the primary way we grow at Reach.

DNAs are 3-5 people of the same gender who meet regularly to read the Bible, pray, and point each other to Jesus. We understand that it can be challenging to be honest in a big group setting, which is why DNAs are the primary way we grow more like Jesus and care for those around us.

Here’s our best practices to keep it simple and have a great experience:

  • Be Real – Catch up, tell stories, laugh together. Remember: Jesus slowed down to have relationships with trusted friends.
  • Grow Together – Dig into the Bible, point each other to Jesus, be encouraging, bear one another's burdens. Jesus spoke the truth in love, and consider using the DNA Guides below to facilitate your conversations.
  • Take Next Steps – Pray and make a plan for accountability and growth. Follow Jesus in real-time.

“When I went through cancer last year, the women in my DNA were the ones who helped and encouraged me... Being in a DNA has been very helpful to me. These women are the closest to me and know all about what’s going on in my life.”

– Kelli

“Before my DNA started meeting together, my walk with Jesus felt aimless...part of me wanted to remain complacent. My DNA inspires and challenges me to radically pursue Jesus with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. I’m not sure where I’d be without my DNA. If you’re unsure, I would encourage you to take the leap of faith. I promise it’ll be worth it.”

– Julian

“The time spent with my DNA has been some of the sweetest fellowship in my entire walk with God. If you want to accelerate your discipleship to Jesus you need to be in a DNA. We were designed to do this life together. If you want to do follow Jesus by yourself and on your own terms, reevaluate. I promise you that you need men and women in your life to encourage you, pray for you, and build you up. DNA has absolutely offered that to me, and been a place of healing and repentance.”

– Tommy

How to get started:

1. Find your people

Make friends at Reach by joining a Group, serving with a Sunday Serve Team, and attending or hosting a Meet-up.

2. Ask some friends.

DNAs are self-started. The ball’s in your court. Invite some folks to join your DNA. It always feels good to be invited! Read our FAQs below for more info.

3. Make a plan.

Pick a regular time and place that will be convenient for your DNA. Use DNA Guides to help jumpstart intentional conversations, and chekc out our FAQs for an idea of what DNAs look like.

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